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    Originally posted by Richard
    No, because Ramprakash's run lasts over 4 years, interrupted only by series' against New Zealand, both of which he was dropped after.
    And Giles' consistent run is now 2 years and he doesn't look like it ending.
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    Yes, but few things look like ending when in full flow.
    If Giles continues to score runs for the next 2 years his form can be considered parallel with Ramprakash's from 1998 onwards.
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    Originally posted by Craig
    Lets end it this:

    Ramps got enough chances, it was his fault he didnt take it whether being made to open or bat at 11.
    Yes, it was his fault he failed in the two series' against New Zealand when he did (I will not and have not blamed him for failures out of position) and I didn't have any massive qualms about him being dropped after either.
    However, he took most of his chances from 1998 onwards. I don't like that people don't realise it.

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    Or rather limited chances he got?
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    Who, Ramps?
    Well, he played 9 series' (including a one-off Test), missed 4 and played 2 in which he batted out-of-position.
    And when he was dropped he could have no qualms about it, really. When you have as poor a start to a Test-career as Ramps did, you can't quite afford a bad series unless you're averaging 50 (Ramps averaged just 42 excluding the New Zealand series').
    It is a shame that he didn't get more chances, but I can't really complain about it.
    I also think he'd have got away with the two poor New Zealand series' if he'd made more Test centuries. Granted he was sometimes restricted in opportunities, and average is more important than centuries, but still I reckon if he'd had the same average and scored 5 centuries instead of 2 in the same period he'd still be playing Tests now.

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    an average of 27, ouch

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    And an average, >1998, of 37 when batting in his best position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyA View Post
    by the time England face the Aussies again in 2007, they will still be a very distant second best, even without Warne, McGrath and Gillespie.
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    Gillespie will be 32. Unless he has a very bad injury (not unlikely) I don't see why he wouldn't be Australia's primary bowler. For that matter, I think McGrath might still be around.
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    And this thread shows it's no new phenomena, either.

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